A benefits cheat has been given a jail sentence, because a sleeping condition would prevent him from doing unpaid work.
Richard Bushell, of Abbotswood Way, Hayes, admitted to falsely claiming housing and council tax benefits, and had a six-month jail term suspended for 18 months.
On three separate occasions from 2008, he failed to declare that his partner was employed.
When he was sentenced on December 20, Uxbridge Magistrates Court was advised that he would not be suitable for community service because he suffers from sleep apnoea , the symptoms of which include snoring, fatigue, and low concentration.
Mr Bushell, 36, was also told to pay £300 in costs, and will be under curfew for four months.